As a fifth-grade student, Ray Spangler’s interest in Whizzers was sparked. The Whizzer-built engines, most notably during the 1940s and 1950s, that could be bolted onto bicycles. In a roundabout way, the Schaumburg resident and longtime teacher had been around Whizzers for 27 years.
DREAM GARAGES: ‘Mr. Ed’ Schoenthaler Collection
If you were in the market to go fast during the 1960s, help came in the form of Mr. Ed. Not to be confused with the popular equine, Ed Schoenthaler was a top-selling salesman who dealt strictly in V-8 horsepower. He worked at Brigance Chevrolet in Oak Park from 1965 to 1970. “The nickname came […]
DREAM GARAGES: 1950’s Basement
Once a person falls in love with the fantastic world of classic vehicles, expressions for that passion may grow boundlessly. Rick Burke took his classic car creativity way beyond four wheels; he transformed his boring basement into a 1950s wonderland, drawing on inspiration from the neighborhood and his business. Nancy & Rick Burk “Over the […]